Last year after the deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain I published a post titled, “And Then There’s Suicide”, seeking to shine a light on the legacy suicide leaves for its survivors.
Super Bowl Sunday Kristoff St. John was added to the long list of premature deaths suffered by those who face the daily anguish of trying to move forward carrying the burden of suicide loss. It was Kristoff St. John’s son who died by suicide in 2014.
This morning USA Today published this article about survivors and the medical issues that often besiege them. I share it with you here to again make you aware.
If you’re a survivor, don’t give up hope. Instead, take care of yourself, see your health care professional regularly, make a pact among family members to be aggressive in sorting out emotional challenges with qualified professionals. Use the the suicide hotline to procure reference lists for survivor groups, to talk, to say out loud (and often) how much you hurt, to hang onto to hope, to remember how much you are worth and what you mean in this world. Don’t give up hope.
USA Today, February 5, 2019,